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10 years ago, 2004
Hannah Long hugged Emily Andrews after Long was crowned Miss Shelby County Fair. Andrews was the 2004 queen. Morgan Whitworthwas named Miss Shelby County Teen. The Little Miss and Mister was Joanna Lee Jackson and Jacob Townsend Floyd Raizor…. The Shelby County Community Foundation’s Moses Ruben Fund distributed $29,000 to eight local non-profit agencies…. Marla Montell,wife of state Rep. Brad Montell, took a job with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as commissioner of the Department for Human Support Services…. Shelby County made history when the school board chose Sara Elaine Farris, an African-American as superintendent – a first for Kentucky…. Evan McKinney was named the 2003-04 Student of the Year at East Middle School. The eighth-grader was cited for his work ethic and humility, as well as his academic achievements…. Armed with arrest warrants, local and state police fanned out across Shelbyville and Shelby County, arresting dozens of people on drug trafficking and other charges. The sting involved more than 70 officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Shelbyville Police Department and Kentucky State Police ending a 13-month investigation…. Adam Fowler, 25, was hired as football coach at East Middle and Roy Bailey at West Middle schools…. Carol & Company Jewelry moved to its new location on Midland Trail….
Births: Sydney Jo Eades, Estefania Herrera Quevedo, Isidro Bryan Moctezuma, Hunter Patrick Nutgrass, Morgan Wesley Powers, Katty Gabriela Rodriguez, Lacie Lea Thomas…. I’m one: Amanda Nicole Smither, Chloe Abigail Land, Kejon Ontrez Brooks…. Deaths: Thomas E. Aldridge, 58; Dr. J.B. Block, 70; Evelyn Grace Ellwanger Bond, 94; Benjamin “Benny” Cyde Dearinger, 83; Phyllis J. Stivers Fortner, 60; Helen Louise Perry McGaughey, 86; Carolyn Hoskins, 39; Maxine Chambers Sykes, 57; Keith J. Berger, 50.
15 years ago, 1999
Pat Hargadon,chairman of the Leadership Shelby program, presented an award to outgoing chairwoman Duanne Puckett at the class graduation.... Lauren Nichols was the 1999 recipient of the annual $2,000 Corey Powers Memorial Arts Scholarship at First Presbyterian Church.... When Southside Elementary opened its doors in 1957, John Walker entered the building along with teachers and students as the school custodian and cafeteria workers. After 43 years, he retired.... Citizens Union Bank opened its first branch outside of Shelby County into Taylorsville a year ago. The bank announced plans to open a second branch outside the county, into Louisville at 6101 Dutchman's Lane, next to Kaden Tower.... William E. Ellis received the Governor’s Award for his biography about Robert Worth Bingham…. Chasidy Richardson, a graduate of Shelby County High School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute, and planned to pursue a degree in elementary education from Midway College....Births: Jeremiah Jesse Bryant, Austin Lee Hawk, Dustin Taylor Marlin, Annisty Alexis Nation, Brian Danial Turner Shepherd, Kyrien Na'Jai Stone.... I’m one: Samuel Adam Hood, Nolan Christopher Hughes, Elijah Tremaine Johnson, Carly and Meredith Welch, Madison Tyler Maddox.... Deaths: Mary Edna Maddox Blakemore, 89; James M. "Mike" Clark, 39; Fred Perkins, 82; Wesley Bruce Stigall, 93; James Richard Whitis, 62; Maurice J. Clark, 72; Elizabeth Gamage Gove; Joe D. Jones, 82; Elizabeth "Monica" Kinsfather, 45; James Lassell McCauley, 93; Beverly Oglesby, 48; Paul Clark, 35.
25 years ago, 1989
Kentucky Dairy Princess Vicki Sanford traveled across the state promoting the dairy industry... During groundbreaking of the Persimmon Ridge Golf Course, Rick Crawford and Jack Ridge announced plans for an 18-hold public golf course off Ky. 53 South at the I-64 interchange. This would be the fourth golf course for the area, along with the Shelbyville Country Club, Clear Creek Park and Persimmon Ridge golf courses.... Erika Rochelle Taylor, a 1989 graduate of Shelby County High School, was awarded a College Heights Foundation Meritorious Scholarship to attend Western Kentucky University.... City Council heard a proposal about a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant that would be used to rehabilitate 19 houses in the Martinsville neighborhood... The Shelby County Board of Education hired Kent Stevens as principal of Simpsonville Elementary School... Camm Suttor received a four-year scholarship for $1,000 each year from the University of Kentucky.... Vicky Elliott was president of the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women club. Other officers were Nancy Sears, first vice president; Cheryl Million, second vice president; Nell Smith, parliamentarian; Maureen Ashby, corresponding secretary; Sandy Rogers, recording secretary; Betty Walls, treasurer…. Ken W. Marshall and Edith Webb joined W.A. Smith Realty as a sales associate.... Darren Scott Morgan, a 1989 graduate of Shelby County High School, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship package to attend Murray State University... Betty C. Carter, county office assistant in the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) office, received a Superior Service Award from Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter. She was chosen from nominations submitted nationwide.... Nine students from Shelby County High School were among the winners of the recent Resident/Student Art Fair held at Britthaven of Prospect. First place was Jim Shuck and Tyrone Jones, second place was Lynette Greer and third place was Natalie Biagi.... The June Dairy Committee awarded top honors in its annual best-kept dairy farm competition to Bob McDowell of Simpsonville, and second place to Joe Russell of Todd's Point.... Chuck Tipton, who rode all over with his trucker dad when he was in diapers, found that the man he wanted to be like came to his rescue. The 24-year-old son suffered a severe head injury last September when he and his Corvette missed a curve on Ky. 55 North near Eminence. His dad, Calvin, gave up his freewheeling life to care for his only son....Births: Mary Elizabeth Vassar, Bobby Donald Carey Jr., Adria Kristian Armstrong, Amanda rose McAnelly, Narissa Lea White, Jenette Susan Fay.... Deaths: A. Ray Hardesty, 87, died June 19 at United Medical Center. The Mount Eden native had served as a city councilman under three administrations, starting with Jesse Puckett, then Dr. W.B. Porter and Marshall Long.... Rose Kemmerer, 102; Thomas B. Catlett, 84; Leon Price Jr., 41; Nellie M. Ritter, 84; Grace Moore Parker, 88; Austin Lee McLennan, infant son of Anthony Lee and Amy Sherrard McLennan; Vanissa Carol Waford, 17; J. Ernest Threlkeld Sr., 84; Harold S. Spillman, 66; William Jones, 80; George White, 85; George W. Shannon, 55.
40 years ago, 1974
Rev. Sam Glennand his family returned to serve his third year at Olive Branch United Methodist Church.... Steven Hunley was named the new administrator at King’s Daughters Hospital…. Shelby County purchased the Dr. A.L. Birch farm on the Burks Branch Road for a park. The 133-acre farm, which borders on Lake Shelby, went for $190,000.... Geoffrey Carl Kincaid received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the 155th Commencement of the University of Cincinnati.... Sherry Yeager was crowned by the previous year's Shelby County Dairy Princess, Kristian Ruble. Dina Stratton, excorted by Casey Phillips, was the 1974 Dairy Doll.... Dogs were quarantined for two weeks, licensed or not. A deputy warden was employed to help the warden round up strays... Rev. Kenny Clouse received an Associate of Arts degree in Theology from the North Tennessee Bible Institute in Clarksville, Tenn... Scott Eads, class of 1974 Shelby County High School of Finchville, received a scholarship from Furman University in Greenville, S.C. in the fall when he will be awarded various academic scholarships... Bruce Eads had a very successful trip to the Ashland Junior Tennis Open Championships as he returned home with the top title. He competed in the 16-year-old age division... Ground was broken and the foundation laid for a new bank in the Simpsonville area as the Shelby County Trust Branch was expected to be open for business in 60 days... Steve Hornback was elected state 4-H president for Kentucky at the state 4-H convention. He first got into 4-H while in the fifth grade at Henry Clay... Births: Henry Spencer Hays, Dylan Todd Nichols, Cara Margaret Blackburn…. Serving our country: Sp/5 John R. Thomas Jr. was stationed with the 245th Transportation Company at Hanau in West Germany…. Army Sgt. First Class Eli Downey Jr. was assigned to the 2nd support command in Nellingen, Germany.... Deaths: Donald Kenneth Baxter, 60; Scotty Lee Gray, 32; Gilbert McMurray Boswell, 74; Philip L. Combs, 64; Pauline Harper Downey, 33; Thomas B. Stodghill, 73; Sara Elizabeth Sleadd McConnell, 79; Finis E. Tarter, 61; Minnie Washington, 94; Arthur Raymond Tracy, 84; Stephanie Lee Baker, 6-year-old; Maurice Sheetz, 55; Virginia Reasor Jones; Paul A. Stapleton, 74; Emmett Logan Watson 86.
55 years ago, 1959
Betty Rublewas crowned Miss Shelby County Fair sponsored by Shelbyville Jaycees. Other contestants were Betty Sue Gillock, Brenda Gordon, Carol Kirsch, Garland Harper, Janet Wade, Carolyn Shouse, Joyce Ann Puckett.... Earl M. Young, service foreman for Southern Bell in Shelbyville, was transferred to Georgetown as plant foreman.... Stanley Heilman Baker Jr., 17, who graduated at Bagdad High School, was honored for his perfect attendance record during his four years of high school…. Betsy H. Schmidt, wife of Craig R. Schmidt and local zone manager for Investors Diversified Services Inc. was honored by the company as the May Queen of her husband's sales division.... Serving our country: James R. Thacker, airman, USN, served aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Midway operating with the Pacific Fleet off the coast of northern California... Army Pvt. Donald L. Donovan arrived in Germany and was a member of the 4th Armored Division in Fourth.... Deaths: Billy Yount, 12, suffered injuries which proved fatal in a tractor accident at his home in the Clark Station neighborhood. He was driving a tractor to round up the cows on the farm when it turned over, pinning him beneath it; Beatrice Harrod Nilles, 82, widow of Mathis Nilles; Dr. Prentice Kinser Jr., 53; Nettie Rodgers, 84; Roberta Cowherd Murdoch, 46; Mary Alice Bartlett, 77, widow of Albert J. Bartlett; Myra Paul Bottom, 69, wife of Rev. Miner Bottom; Arnom Mallory Wills, 8-year-old son of Mrs. Harry Edwards and James E. Wills; Joseph F. Downs; Victoria Montgomery; Ross L. Bray; Clifton “Crook” O'Bannon; William H. Shields.
60 years ago, 1954
Needy residents of Shelby County drew $15,205 in public assistance last month. The total was distributed among Old Age Assistance, Aid to Independent Children and Aid to Needy Blind programs.... Ben M. Pollard, senior in agricultural engineering was one of 18 students from Kentucky attaining a distinguished rating in their work at Purdue University.... Mr. and Mrs. Reed Anderson sold their pottery store on U.S. 60 West to Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Walters of Pikeville.... Births: Julia Alice Stokes, Sharon Patterson.... Serving our country: Army Cpl. Raymond F. Miller was serving with the 7th Infantry Division in Korea.... Captain Codia Simpson arrived safely in England and was with the Jet Bomber squadron at Oxon, England.... Cpl. Samuel Batts, 20, completed nine months of duty in Korea while serving with the 7th Infantry Division.... Col. Adriel N. Williams was wing commander of the 22nd Troop Carrier Squadron at Tachikawa Air Installation near Tokyo. They won the U.S. Air Force 374th Troop Carrier Wing monthly flying safety pennant.... Elliott Jackson, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Jackson, one of 11 polio patients moved from General Hospital in Louisville to Houston, died in Texas. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis sent the Shelby County Chapter more than $16,000 in payment of accounts in an effort to save the boy's life.... Other deaths: Henry Owen Caswell, 73, retired telephone lineman; Morris Liebenheim, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Liebenheim; James Barnett Nash, 80, husband of Minnie C. Nash; Hosea C. Casey, 57, father of Harold Casey; Wesley David Baker, 69, husband of Georgia Ann Baker; Lute Ross Barriger, widow of George Barriger; Ralph Miller, 37, husband of Gertrude Wright Miller; Anna May Tucker, sister of Mrs. E.P. Ransdell; Capt. John Henry Cowles, 90, brother of Anna Cowles Bryant; Effie B. Wallace, 83, aunt of William Wallace; Franklin David Robertson, 80, husband of Catherine McFarland Robertson and father of Mrs. Jack Frazier; Mattie Heady, 79.
70 years ago, 1944
A.B. Lyttle, well-known Shelbyville manager for the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, observed the 35th anniversary of his telephone career. For 23 years he had been manager for this division.... Serving our country: Marine Pfc. Ray Taylor awarded Purple Heart; Russell B. Perry, accepted for Army Service; Lt. E. Logan Brown, awarded Air Medal; Jack Van Slyke, U.S.N. promoted to rank of Petty Officer 2/c; Pvt. Wm. T. Bentley awarded Army Good Conduct Medal; Cpl. Roy J. Figg, returned to Camp Gruber, Okla., after furlough here; James T. Whitaker was promoted to First Lieutenant.
80 years ago, 1934
W.B. Blythe sold for H.B. Jackson, a residence on Maple Street, to Lucy and Margaret Ford for $2,000.... Births: Carl Harrison Hoberle, William Smith Jr…. Deaths: Joseph Maddox; John Will Hornback; Boyd Baker; Mrs. Hugh Chandler; Edna Shepherd Sparrow.
90 years ago, 1924
Deputy sheriffs J.L. Smith, Bain Scobee, D.F. Wise and Harne Hammond raided a moonshine still on a deserted farm in the Flat Rock neighborhood on Floyd’s Fork Creek. The operator escaped, leaving a fire under the boiler, 20 gallons of whiskey and four bushels of meal…. The opening of the new and beautiful Simpsonville Baptist Church was marked with special dedicatory services. The church had been under construction for nine months and was erected at a cost of $35,000. The Rev. E.J. Trueblood was pastor…. Deaths: John Gordon; A.D. Noland; Mrs. Lou J. Davis; M.C. Eades.
95 years ago, 1919
Howard Harbison sold 40 mare males, 3-to-5 years old at an average of $240 per head with prices ranging from $200 to $300.... Deaths: Eliza Glass Boyd, widow of James V. Boyd; Alvin L. Price, 42, well-known here where he married Ida Baskett; James Clark, a farmer.